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High winds are causing drifting on streets throughout Casper and making salting less effective. This, according to an announcement from the City of Casper.

The City says that snow plow crews will continue to focus their efforts on keeping arterial and collector streets open.

Conditions are reportedly “especially difficult” in the following areas: Wyoming Boulevard, Paradise Drive, Centennial Hills, 25th & Poplar, Oakcrest, and the Sunrise Area.

“We will continue to clear these areas, and motorists should be aware conditions can change rapidly with the wind and make streets impassable,” said Shad Rodgers, streets manager.

According to Rodgers, plow crews will address residential street issues once arterial and collector travel has been assured. “We have a list of areas we know are susceptible to drifting like Centennial Hills, Sunrise, Goodstein, Valley Hills and Wolf Creek,” explained Rodgers. He reported plow crews are working with the police and fire departments to address emergencies. Emergency calls should be placed to 911.

Residents can call the city at 235-8283 and ask to have their street put on a plow list. These requests will be addressed as plows are available. Snow plow crews are currently working from 4 a.m. until 8 p.m. and are on call on the off hours as determined by police and fire crews.